Last year, we hit many milestones: We introduced content from all of the “Big Five” publishers to our subscription service and launched two new verticals – comic books and sheet music. Our focus for 2016 is scalable, sustainable growth, and we’re excited to announce that we have a new executive leader to help us reach our goals. Today, Eric Shoup joins Scribd as our Chief Operating Officer.
Eric has deep experience in product and general management, business development and marketing of leading consumer technology brands, including eBay and Ancestry.com. He most recently served as the Chief Product Officer of Ancestry.com, where he led the product and design teams, and served as General Manager of several of the organization’s ancillary businesses. During his tenure, the company’s subscriber count more than tripled in size.
Eric’s experience at one of the largest consumer subscription sites makes him a natural fit for Scribd, where his responsibilities will include managing and scaling the company’s overall operations and growing our subscriber base. In addition, Eric’s twenty years of experience in product management will be invaluable to the organization as we continue developing a world-class service that makes it easier for everyone to read more.